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  • Getting Started with the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module Datalogging & Supervisory Control Getting Started

    October 2001 Edition Part Number 322946B-01

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  • © National Instruments Corporation v Datalogging & Supervisory Control Getting Started

    Contents

    Chapter 1 Introduction to the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

    Why Should I Use the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module? ......1-1 How Does the Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module Work? ..........................1-2

    Controls and Indicators....................................................................................1-2 Functions .........................................................................................................1-2 Utilities ............................................................................................................1-3

    Tag Utilities Toolbar .........................................................................1-3 Tag Configuration Editor ..................................................................1-3 Tag Monitor ......................................................................................1-3 Tag Engine ........................................................................................1-3 Citadel Historical Database...............................................................1-4 Historical Trend Viewer....................................................................1-4 Real-Time Database..........................................................................1-4 User Manager ....................................................................................1-4 Server Browser.........................